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Old 06-05-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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Help me figure out shower valves


Hello everyone. First post so forgive any mistakes. I'm trying to figure out how to design the shower I am building in place of a large tub and giant platform around it. I get the pros/cons of thermostatic/pressure reducing valves, but isn't a thermostatic valve going to function the same as a pressure reducer with a flow control valve downstream of it?

If I am looking for multiple shower heads to run on the same temperature, couldn't I just tee off above the mixing valve and then use fancy looking flow control valves to determine which shower head(s) gets the water? Water efficiency flow reducers are typically installed at the head itself, right, not the mixing valve?

Any insight on this would be helpful 🙂
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I get the pros/cons of thermostatic/pressure reducing valves, but ...
And they're required by code.

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If I am looking for multiple shower heads to...
Any insight on this would be helpful 🙂
Select the package/group of fixtures/valves all from one company.
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The installation guide for the valves and jets should show a diagram for a manifold with a balancing loop, or you can find an example online. A balancing loop is designed to insure that there is equal water pressure to each jet or shower head. You end up using a lot more pipe but it is what is needed and it is a one time job and so worth doing it right.
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